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The Resource A Pope and a President : John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, Paul Kengor

A Pope and a President : John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, Paul Kengor

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A Pope and a President : John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
Title
A Pope and a President
Title remainder
John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
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Paul Kengor
Title variation
John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this fascinating new book, acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor tells the untold story of the partnership between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan, and how together they changed the course of world history. Kengor shows that the bond between the pope and the president ran deeper than anyone suspected, and that this bond drove the two leaders to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul almost didn't have the opportunity to forge this relationship: In the spring of 1981, these world leaders took bullets from would-be assassins-within the span of six weeks. Kengor's unique access to Reagan insiders and his tireless archival research allows him to reveal previously unknown details, including: -The story of the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives a year earlier for the purpose of defeating the communist empire.-Captivating new information on the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II, including a heretofore-unreported secret investigation Reagan authorized-was Moscow behind the plot' -The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president-and how Reagan and a close adviser privately spoke of the "DP": the Divine Plan to take down communism.-New details about how the Protestant Reagan became fascinated by the "secrets of Fatima," dating to the reported apparition of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917-sixty-four years, to the day, before the attempt on John Paul's life.-An extraordinary insider account of how the Soviet Union may have been preparing to send troops into the pope's native Poland and impose martial law in March 1981-only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot. Shortly after leaving the White House, Reagan told three men from the Polish Solidarity movement that John Paul II was his "best friend"--A telling indicator of the kinship and supreme objective that united these two towering figures"--Publisher's description
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EBLCP
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1966-
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Kengor, Paul
Dewey number
327.73047
Index
index present
LC call number
E877.2
LC item number
.K47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • John Paul
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • John Paul
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • John Paul
  • Presidents
  • Popes
  • Anti-communist movements
  • World politics
  • History
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • World politics
  • Presidents
  • Popes
  • Political and social views
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Anti-communist movements
  • History
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Label
A Pope and a President : John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, Paul Kengor
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: May 13, 1981 : Moscow Takes Its Shot -- Part 1: Warnings and Beginnings -- May 13, 1917 : An Echo -- October 26, 2017 : The Devils Take Over -- May 1920-June 1922 : A Birth in Poland and a Rebirth in the Midwest -- Part 2: Persecutions and Errors -- 1924-1939 : The "Satanic Scourge" of Communism -- 1939-1945 : Blood, Blood, Blood, and Again Blood -- 1945-1952 : The Iron Curtain Descends -- 1956-1963 : Crushing Hungary and Smearing Pius XII -- November 22, 1963 : Communism's Errors Reach Dallas -- Part 3: Wojtyla and Reagan Rising -- 1946-1959 : Battling Communists in Poland and Hollywood -- The 1960s : A Time for Choosing -- May 6, 1975 : The Dry Martyrdom of Cardinal Mindszenty -- Summer of 1976 : Two Freedom Fighters in America -- 1977-1978 : "We Win and They Lose" -- 1978-1979 : "Be Not Afraid" -- 1980-1981 : An Era of Renewal -- Part 4: Game Changers -- March 30, 1981 : A Bullet for a President -- March 29-30, 1981 : The Soviet Invasion That Wasn't -- May 13, 1981 : A (Soviet) Bullet for a Pope -- May-September 1981 : Commencement -- December 13, 1981 : Martial Law -- January-June 1982 : Face to Face in the Vatican -- July-December 1982 : Moscow Under Suspicion -- 1983 : Dealing with an "Evil Empire" -- March 25, 1984 : The Consecration of Russia -- May 1984 : Together Again -- October 19, 1984 : The Martyrdom of Father Jerzy Popieluszko -- March 1985 : A New Kind of Soviet Leader -- May 1985 : A President in Portugal -- May 1985 : "The Russians Did It" -- Part 5: Ending an Evil Empire -- November 1985-December 1987 : The President and the "Closet Christian" -- December 8, 1987 : An Immaculate Peace -- June-December 1987 : Reagan's Fátima Briefing -- May-June 1988 : Reagan's Mission to Moscow -- June 1988 : Ending the Soviet "War on Religion" -- 1989-1991 : The Collapse of the Evil Empire -- Part 6: Revelations and Goodbyes -- May 13, 2000 : The Third Secret of Fátima, Revealed -- June 5, 2004 : Ronald Reagan's Silent Goodbye -- April 2, 2005 : Divine Mercy for John Paul II -- Epilogue: June 27, 2011 : Kindred Spirits, Kindred Souls
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 637 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504046916
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00703387
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BB9486E0-DBED-41C6-8A9D-02D99598628B
System control number
(OCoLC)983733556
Label
A Pope and a President : John Paul II, Ronald Regan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century, Paul Kengor
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: May 13, 1981 : Moscow Takes Its Shot -- Part 1: Warnings and Beginnings -- May 13, 1917 : An Echo -- October 26, 2017 : The Devils Take Over -- May 1920-June 1922 : A Birth in Poland and a Rebirth in the Midwest -- Part 2: Persecutions and Errors -- 1924-1939 : The "Satanic Scourge" of Communism -- 1939-1945 : Blood, Blood, Blood, and Again Blood -- 1945-1952 : The Iron Curtain Descends -- 1956-1963 : Crushing Hungary and Smearing Pius XII -- November 22, 1963 : Communism's Errors Reach Dallas -- Part 3: Wojtyla and Reagan Rising -- 1946-1959 : Battling Communists in Poland and Hollywood -- The 1960s : A Time for Choosing -- May 6, 1975 : The Dry Martyrdom of Cardinal Mindszenty -- Summer of 1976 : Two Freedom Fighters in America -- 1977-1978 : "We Win and They Lose" -- 1978-1979 : "Be Not Afraid" -- 1980-1981 : An Era of Renewal -- Part 4: Game Changers -- March 30, 1981 : A Bullet for a President -- March 29-30, 1981 : The Soviet Invasion That Wasn't -- May 13, 1981 : A (Soviet) Bullet for a Pope -- May-September 1981 : Commencement -- December 13, 1981 : Martial Law -- January-June 1982 : Face to Face in the Vatican -- July-December 1982 : Moscow Under Suspicion -- 1983 : Dealing with an "Evil Empire" -- March 25, 1984 : The Consecration of Russia -- May 1984 : Together Again -- October 19, 1984 : The Martyrdom of Father Jerzy Popieluszko -- March 1985 : A New Kind of Soviet Leader -- May 1985 : A President in Portugal -- May 1985 : "The Russians Did It" -- Part 5: Ending an Evil Empire -- November 1985-December 1987 : The President and the "Closet Christian" -- December 8, 1987 : An Immaculate Peace -- June-December 1987 : Reagan's Fátima Briefing -- May-June 1988 : Reagan's Mission to Moscow -- June 1988 : Ending the Soviet "War on Religion" -- 1989-1991 : The Collapse of the Evil Empire -- Part 6: Revelations and Goodbyes -- May 13, 2000 : The Third Secret of Fátima, Revealed -- June 5, 2004 : Ronald Reagan's Silent Goodbye -- April 2, 2005 : Divine Mercy for John Paul II -- Epilogue: June 27, 2011 : Kindred Spirits, Kindred Souls
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 637 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504046916
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00703387
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BB9486E0-DBED-41C6-8A9D-02D99598628B
System control number
(OCoLC)983733556

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